Online Resources

Databases (Listed Alphabetically)

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy

Health resources for public libraries. Three award-winning medical databases, one comprehensive health and reference library.

Academic OneFile

Search abstracts and some full-text articles from journals and references sources. Includes arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects.

Ancestry

Search for census, voter, immigration, marriage and birth records ....and much more. This database is not available outside the library.

AtoZ Databases

The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Britannica Academic Edition

An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.  *NOVELNY 

Britannica Escolar

Encyclopedia that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Two levels, Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school, offer unique content that is of interest to every student. Search easily across levels by topic or subject area.  *NOVELNY

Britannica School

Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs.  *NOVELNY

Business Insights: Essentials

Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

CLIC-on-Health

A "one-stop-shopping" site for Rochester health information.

Consumer Reports

Find product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

DHS 101

Monroe County Department of Human Services: The information provided in this booklet addresses the most common issues encountered by
community Case Managers.

Driver Education Program

New York DMV explained! Get free instant access to free NY DMV practice tests (car, motorcycle and CDL), handbooks, tips and tricks, and more!

EBSCO GreenFILE

A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

This database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)

This database provides coverage on key education topics such as: assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science & mathematics, and more for K-12 teachers and librarians.

Educators Complete Reference

Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.  *NOVELNY

Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers)

Eight full-text newspapers for New York State (from Buffalo, New York City and Syracuse)

Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment

Covers several types of early stage investors including: venture capitalists, business incubators, angel investors and angel groups, corporate investment divisions, crowd-funding and co-operative groups.

Gale Literary Criticism Online

The largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. 10,000 hard-to-find essays at your fingertips.

Gale Something About the Author Online

Examine the lives and works of authors and illustrators.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full text digital reference books on a variety of topics. Including: biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues.

General OneFile

This database contains abstracts and some full text news and periodical articles on: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more.

Global Road Warrior

From travel planning to school work, Global Road Warrior connects you with information about countries around the world. Explore hotels, customs, history, business culture, maps and even recipes!

Health Reference Center Academic

Full-text and abstracts of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources.

HeritageQuest

A powerful and popular genealogical resource that includes the Federal Census, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history resources.

Informe Académico

Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.   *NOVELNY

InfoTrac Newstand

More than 1,000 newspapers worldwide from 1980 to the present. Search fields by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.

Kanopy - Video Streaming Service

Access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Kids Infobits

Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines. The database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Library Catalog

Search the Monroe County Library System collection for books, music, movies, and more.

Mental Health - Finding Your Way Guide

This guide is intended to assist consumers of behavioral health services, their families and professionals in finding and accessing appropriate mental health services in Monroe and Livingston Counties.

Monroe County Area Food Cupboards

Food cupboards help meet emergency food needs. Each cupboard operates as a neighborhood volunteer unit covering a specific area and receives support from its local churches and funders.

Morningstar

Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks.

Novelist Plus

Use a favorite fiction author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Browse theme-oriented book lists, look for outstanding titles in Best Fiction, find out more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.

Opposing Viewpoints

Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

Pronunciator

You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations!

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.  *NOVELNY

Rochester History

A journal that covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available online from 1939 to the present.

Rochester Images

Contains over 22,000 historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

Self-e Submission Platform

Your library has made the SELF-e submission platform freely available to its patrons and local writing community. By submitting your indie-published book here, you can share your ebook(s) with patrons of your local library and libraries throughout your state or region.

Shelters and Meals Guide

Where to go for: Hot Meals, Clothing for Men, Women and Children, Shelter, Services, Senior Centers and Meal Programs

VIN Decoder

Enter your vehicle’s 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to receive an instant report on its manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant, and model year.

Virtual Reference Desk

The Virtual Reference Desk is a collection of web resources compiled and maintained by staff of the Monroe County Library System.

World eBook

Access to World Book's non-fiction sets. Includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.

WorldCat via OCLC FirstSearch

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.